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Open Wings Owl Butterfly - Caligo by Lepidoptera

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Owl Butterfly – Caligo

Butterflies in the genus Caligo are commonly called Owl butterflies, after their huge eyespots, which resemble owls’ eyes. They are found in the rainforests and secondary forests of Mexico, Central and South America.

Owl butterflies are very large, 65–200 mm, and fly only a few metres at a time, so avian predators have little difficulty in following them to their settling place. However, the butterflies preferentially fly in dusk, when few avian predators are around. The Latin name may possibly refer to their active periods. Caligo means darkness.
Source: Wikipedia

Featured in Superbly Visual on September 24/2011

Featured in Artists Universe on September 4/2011

Featured in Closeups in Nature on March 31/2011

My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 3 years ago

    A rare capture they dont show their open wings often well captured

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 3 years ago

    Terrific capture, it’s not very often that you see them with open wings

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 3 years ago

    This is absolutely STUNNING!!! Such a beauty—-thank you for sharing! XXSUEXX

  • Heidi Mooney-Hill
    Heidi Mooney-Hillover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • puffin
    puffinover 3 years ago

    very pretty butterfly, great shot

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 DAY 2011/03/30

    Excellent capture!

  • HeklaHekla
    HeklaHeklaover 3 years ago


  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Hi Ray, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group & for the favorite.

    – Lepidoptera

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